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Explorers, Builders, and those working in the world of atoms

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Explorers, Builders, and those working in the world of atoms

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People often ask who the GradSchool membership is for. Members typically fall into one of three broad categories, which we’ve been calling ‘Explorers’, ‘Builders’ and those ‘working in the world of atoms’.

This seems to be the evolution of the all-time great entrepreneurs. For example, Elon Musk started ‘exploring’ by acquiring the skills to code creating the video game Blastar. He then went on to ‘build’ Zip2 and PayPal whereas today he ‘works in the world of atoms’ building Tesla, SpaceX, The Boring Company etc.

So what are ‘Explorers’, ‘Builders’ and those ‘working in the world of atoms’? Let’s break them down!

Explorers:
▪ You have or are acquiring the skills to start a company
▪ You plan on starting a startup / side project but you don’t know exactly what you want to build or who to build it with
▪ Deep dive with experts and participate in ‘request for startups’ and ideation sessions

Builders:
▪ You know what you’re building but are early in the journey
▪ Maybe you are filling out your founding team or looking for early hires
▪ Tap into the GradSchool community to accelerate your progress and focus on tactical outcomes

Those working in the world of atoms:
▪ You have the skills and plan on or are already working on building a company that works in the world of atoms (i.e. space, new forms of energy, new forms of medicine, new medical devices etc.).
▪ There’s a lot of support and innovation in the world of bits (software companies, internet, mobile etc.) but society is sorely lacking innovation in the world of atoms. Explorers and Builders building software enabled companies don’t necessarily need to raise venture capital (in fact I would argue most shouldn’t as building a $1M/yr business that you own 100% of is a hell of a lot easier than building a $1B business). However, for those working in the world of atoms, raising venture capital is practically a prerequisite.

If you’re building an atoms business we want to help you succeed however we possibly can! Reach out to me directly: skylor@gradschool.co

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